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I think she is so beatiful

I think she is so beatiful
I saw many film
I like it
Bride and Predujice

Sincerely
Aslan
from Kazkhstan
Permalink Aslan 
March 16th, 2005
Whackjob.
Permalink muppet 
March 16th, 2005
>Predujice

It's prejudice.

And I hate her just as much.
Permalink  
March 16th, 2005
Who is so beautiful?

And Aslan is also the name of the Lion in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", the first novel written about the land of Narnia.

Widely held to be Christian Alegories (Aslan stands in for Christ, I guess), these children's books have proved very popular over the years.
Permalink AllanL5 
March 16th, 2005
Aww, don't pigeon hole them as 'children's books'. They're a pretty good read as an adult too.

Actually, I think that any good 'children's literature' should be always qualify as good literature regardless of the target audience.

And slightly on topic to the off topic thread, I have no idea who she either.
Permalink Steve Barbour 
March 16th, 2005
Aishwarya Rai, of course. There's no one else currently alive worth saying that about, wives, girlfriends, daughters, or babies excepted, of course.
Permalink Art 
March 16th, 2005
The OP is talking about Aishwarya Rai, an Indian actress who does Bollywood Cinema. She also held the Miss World (/Universe?) title some years ago. I hate her from the bottom of my heart. Absolutely ugly, hypocritical, snobbish, devoid of inner substance, show-off-ish.
Permalink don't want to get flamed! 
March 16th, 2005
Just saw Bride and Prejudice last night.

Besides the eye candy that movie was torture.

Avoid unless your only other option is "Man Of the House"
Permalink lumberjack 
March 16th, 2005
+1 with lumberjack

horrible movie, horrible cast, no head nor tail.
Permalink don't want to get flamed! 
March 16th, 2005
Centuries before C. S. Lewis was more, Aslan was a popular man's name in Serbia. It still is. I guess Kazaktstan too it would appear.
Permalink Rich Rogers 
March 16th, 2005
And Aishwarya Rai is quite attractive indeed.
Permalink Rich Rogers 
March 16th, 2005
Sure there's lot of progress, but one can say that the indian cinematic progress is still slightly behind korean cinema (nothing special about korea, just a random metric). I find some of it a good times, other amateurish. What was that soccer lesbian story out a few years ago? That was all right.
Permalink Li-fan Chen 
March 16th, 2005
Aishwarya Rai...Schwing!
Permalink Wayne 
March 16th, 2005
Mmmm...Aishwarya Rai...mmm...
Permalink Homer 
March 16th, 2005
-----"Sure there's lot of progress, but one can say that the indian cinematic progress is still slightly behind korean cinema (nothing special about korea, just a random metric). I find some of it a good times, other amateurish. What was that soccer lesbian story out a few years ago? That was all right."----

The film you're thinking of was "Bend it like Beckham". It was neither Indian (British in fact) nor about Lesbians but does have something to do with football.

In number of films produced the Indian film industry is the largest in the world I believe, though that's a meaningless statistic. They vie with Hollywood in terms of the pap produced, with the difference that Hollywood sometimes turns out a good film. Bollywood produces Hindi films where you have a standard set of characters, innocent young girl, poor but honest hero, gangster, politcian who controls the gangsters, who all burst into song at pre-ordained and utterly inappropriate places, normally with no more relation to the plot than the commercial breaks you get on TV, that are sometimes indisinguishable from them. The same actors normally produce half-a-dozen films at the same time, and on occasion scenes from one film get mixed up on the cutting floor with scenes from another, and nobody can tell the difference.Tamil films have less song and dance and more humour, à la dumbed-down "Porkies".

There is also a secondary Indian film industry which makes films for the Western Arts circuit, normally with western, particularly French funding. These films are rarely shown in India, and are a complete flop when they are, but help Indian intellectuals keep their heads up high. Most of them came from Calcutta, and of course Satiyat Ray was the arch-exponent.

Finally there are the films made by or for the diaspora; "Hollywood, Bollywood" and "Bride and Prejudice" are two such examples. They are normally heavy-handed but watchable.

(And one shouldn't forget western films made in India. "The River" (1950) by Jean Renoir is a must-see, one of his greatest films, and in my opinion in the top 50 list of films ever made.
Permalink Stephen Jones 
March 17th, 2005
Stephen Jones just nailed it down pretty neat. Stephen, this post reckons as your second best that I've read till date. The first one was the reply to some Nitin Chauhan when you told him to attend the interview in the Gulf. ;-)
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
March 17th, 2005

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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